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Lung Cancer Screening—Expanded Recommendations! - Frankly Speaking EP 238

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Join us to discuss important changes in the 2021 USPSTF recommendation on lung cancer screening. Given lung cancer’s high prevalence and poor prognosis in later stages, it is important for primary care clinicians to know which patients to screen and what method to use. You’ll also learn the appropriate time to stop screening.


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Antibody Tests for COVID-19: What Do They Tell Us? - Frankly Speaking EP 190

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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A review of the latest evidence on antibody testing to identify current and past COVID-19 infection.


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Boning Up on Treatment for Osteopenia - Frankly Speaking EP 136

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Bisphosphonates help prevent fractures in elderly women with osteoporosis, but their benefit in women with osteopenia has been unclear. A recent trial showed that a yearly injection of zoledronic acid can reduce fractures in women with osteopenia.


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Identifying Risk in Women to Prevent CVD - Frankly Speaking EP 237

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-CMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Solid evidence shows that adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) correlate with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. Evidence is also becoming clearer that lactation and breastfeeding may have CV protective benefits as well. Social determinants of health play a significant role in these diseases; facts support that Black, Hispanic and Asian American women suffer from worse pregnancy outcomes than White American women. Join us while we discuss the recent American Heart Association (AHA) guideline update regarding the association of increased risk of CVD and metabolic disease with APOs and what can be done to reduce these risks.


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Influenza Immunization and Lower Mortality Rates in Diabetes - Frankly Speaking EP 189

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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This session will discuss an observational study performed in Denmark on how receiving the influenza vaccine affected diabetics long-term outcomes.


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Continuous Glucose Monitoring—What’s All the Hype? - Frankly Speaking EP 236

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes has been available for several years now, but its utility in managing diabetes care is unclear. Join us to discuss the results of a systematic review examining the benefits of CGM for patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.


Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: Not Ready for Prime-Time - Frankly Speaking EP 188

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

A review of the latest evidence regarding hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection


A recently-published study looked at the association between a perceived life purpose (using modified Ryff and Keyes Scales of Psychological Wellbeing) and mortality in individuals participating in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). The results seem to indicate that a strong sense of purpose to one’s life is associated with decreased mortality. Join us as we discuss the implications of this study and how to apply it in practice to improve your patients’ health and wellbeing as well as your own.


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Nasal Steroids for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis: Is PRN Use Enough? - Frankly Speaking EP 235

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Perennial allergic rhinitis affects both children and adults, and management includes both allergy avoidance as well as medication management. Intranasal steroids are the mainstay of treatment and have traditionally required consistent use, but new data are emerging. Find out the results of a new study evaluating PRN use as an alternative approach.


COVID-19: School Closing, Prevention, and Prognosis - Frankly Speaking EP 186

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-CMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

This episode will review current literature on COVID-19 data.


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Shorter Antibiotic Duration for Outpatient Infections - Frankly Speaking EP 234

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Many providers overtreat outpatient infections for fear of not treating until resolution or causing a complication, but this can lead to antibiotic resistance and adverse events. Join us to discuss the new ACP guidelines on antibiotic use in the outpatient setting and the pediatric treatment recommendations. Walk away with a clear understanding of the guidelines for optimal duration of antibiotic treatment for individuals with an outpatient infection.


A Change In Treating Mild Asthma - Frankly Speaking EP 185

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

This episode will review a study of using LABA with inhaled steroid rather than a short acting rescue inhaler.